Under Bologna lies an intricate complex of tunnels winding below the city.
Tunnels were built or converted for different needs over time: water reservoir, passages, air raid shelters, etc. Waterways of Bologna had a long story: used since Roman times, their importance increased with Middle Ages to fulfil the needs of the growing economy of Bologna. During Renaissance, waterways were even upgraded with a real port connecting Bologna to Adriatico Sea.
Foto: Massimo Brunelli
Aposa stream – Access from Via Rizzoli
Bagni di Mario – Large underground water reservoir built in 1563 by Tommaso Laureti to supply Neptune Fontain.
Del Guasto – Air raid shelter (War World II)
In collaboration with Associazione Amici delle Acque